Morgan Figuers

Obesity a Growing Problem for Shanghai’s Children

Akin to the situation in the United States, where child obesity is a growing danger to health and childhood development, statistics from Shanghai show that the obesity rate among young children is rising. It is attributed to a lack of exercise, a high caloric intake, and, in some cases, mental disorders. In addition, the rate […]

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Stainless Steel Mice

” . . . The sight of the public security agent clumsily pursuing three students, a monk and an old woman was almost comically out of step with the times. But there was nothing funny about the risks they were taking. Ducking into a tatty old dormitory in one of Beijing’s most prestigious universities, the […]

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China Tests Online Tax System

In the midst of tax reform, China is testing a new tax filing system in Beijing that allows taxpayers to sumit their tax forms via the Internet reports Tax-News.com Advertiser Link Page. “Taxpayers can submit tax forms and documents via the Internet and thus spare themselves the trouble of going to taxation offices personally. This […]

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Miss Manners Goes to China

Chinese manufacturers produce products shipped all over the world, but cultural barriers still hinder communication between companies. Manners, in particular, create a “cultural chasm” in online transactions. The article in the Miami Herald, A charm school for the Chinese business owner details one one solution that Alibaba.com developed to “polish” online transactions. “We not only […]

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UCLA Internet Survey

In the UCLA “World Internet Project,” trends in internet use in several major countries are compared and categorized. Presented is noteworthy information that shows how unique internet users are in urban China especially in the areas of politics, hobbies, religion, and online friends. The Project and graphs can be found at the UCLA Center for […]

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